A close-up view of the ephedrine plant, which has various naturopathic properties. The photograph is an ambrotype: a 19th-century photographic technology involving printing on glass, producing an original (positive) image. From the series LA...
Black-and-white photography; Women photographers; California-Pictorial works; Photography-California; Nature
A woman in a white dress and scarf bends over holding a ball placed in a shelf under a full dish rack. Behind the objects is a wood wall that looks to have headless and partially nude female figures with arms outstretched painted on it.
Image of children playing on a street in New York City.
Advertising; Bicycles; Children's clothing; Girl's clothing; Boy's clothing; Mirrors-Frames; New York (N. Y.); Gelatin silver print; Women photographers; Street photography; Documentary photography; Urban life
Photographic postcard of Ruth St. Denis. "The Incense" was an alluring piece that combined a series of slow, rhythmic steps with mesmerizingly fast arm movements. Though St. Denis entered bearing an incense try, as pictured here, she proceeded to...
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) is the celebrated Victorian era essayist, satirist, historian, and philosopher. Of Scottish birth, Carlyle was raised Calivinist, and then came to critique Christianity in his work while still maintaining his faith,...
Portrait photography; Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881; Women photographers
Photograph of a man and woman wearing rustic costumes and surrounded by basketry and other domestic objects. The Fisherman’s Return is one half of a series by Cameron; the other half is the Fisherman’s Farewell, of the same year.
Portrait photography; Costume; Fishers; Fishers' spouses; Women photographers; Albumen paper print